Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Wednesday 27 October |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Emilina of Boulancourt
Aleteia logo
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Someone truly loves you. What if he sent you this letter?



Aleteia - published on 05/05/17

A reminder that you are a beloved child.

My child,

You might not know me, but I know everything about you… Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit and when you stand… Psalm 139:2
I know well all your ways… Psalm 139:3
The hairs of your head are counted… Matthew 10:29-31
After all, you were made in my image… Genesis 1:27

In me, you live, move, and have your being… Acts 17:28
Because you are my offspring… Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you existed… Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I was planning creation… Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake; in fact, all your days are written in my book… Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact moment of your birth, and where you would live… Psalm 17:26
You were wonderfully and marvelously made… Psalm 139:14
I formed you in your mother’s womb… Psalm 139:13
I took you from your mother’s womb on the day of your birth… Psalm 71:6

I am not distant and angry; rather, I am the complete expression of love… 1 John 4:16
It is my desire to pour out my love upon you… 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father… 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly parents could ever offer… Matthew 7:11
Because I am the perfect Father… Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand… James 1:17
In fact, I am your provider, and I will supply everything you need… Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been full of hope… Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with eternal love… Jeremiah 31:3
My designs for you are as uncountable as the grains of sand on the beach… Psalm 139:17-18

I rejoice over you with songs… Zephaniah 3:17
I will never cease to do what is good for you… Jeremiah 32:40
Because you are my most precious treasure… Exodus 19:5

I want to establish you securely, with all my heart and soul… Jeremiah 32:41
I want to show you great and wonderful things… Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me… Deuteronomy 4:29
Take your delight in me, and I will grant you the desires of your heart… Psalm 37:4
After all, it was I who placed those desires in you… Philippians 2:13

I am capable of doing more for you than you can imagine… Ephesians 3:20
I am your biggest supporter… 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your tribulations… 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When your heart is broken, I am close to you… Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries his sheep, I carry you close to my heart… Isaiah 40:11
One day, I will dry all the tears from your eyes… Revelation 21:3-4
Every sorrow and pain you may have suffered in this life, I will remove far from you… Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you just as I love my Son, Jesus… John 17:23
In Jesus, my love for you is revealed… John 17:26
He is the exact representation of what I am… Hebrews 1:3
He came to show you that I am with you, and not against you… Romans 8:31
And also to tell you that I am not counting your sins against you… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the supreme expression of my love for you… 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved so that I could win your love… Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my Son, Jesus, you receive me… 1 John 2:23
And nothing will be able to separate you from my love, ever again… Romans 8:38-39

Come home, and I will organize the biggest celebration that heaven has ever seen… Luke 15:7
I have always been a Father, and will always be a Father… Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is: Do you want to be my child? … John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you… Luke 15:11-32

(Source: the Holy Bible, adaptations of the verses cited)

LiturgySpiritual Life
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Philip Kosloski
Meet Sandra Sabattini, a newly beatified 22-year-old
J-P Mauro
How St. Jerome’s pun made an apple the “forbidden fruit”
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio replied to John Paul II’s letter with a miracle
Theresa Civantos Barber
St. John Paul II’s perfect advice for lasting love in marriage
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
4 Steps of prayer to learn from today’s Gospel
John Burger
Member of the singing Von Trapp family dies in Vermont
Marinella Bandini
Exclusive: Carlo Acutis as seen by his mother
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.